[trans-fur-uh ns, trans-fer-uh ns]
the act or process of transferring.
the fact of being transferred.
- the shift of emotions, especially those experienced in childhood, from one person or object to another, especially the transfer of feelings about a parent to an analyst.
- displacement(def 7).
Origin of transference
Related formsnon·trans·fer·ence, nounre·trans·fer·ence, noun
From the New Latin
dating back to 1675–85.
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Related Words for transferenceaffair
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Historical Examples of transference
That scrubby menagerie had not gained in dignity from its transference to canvas walls.
Step sideward, right, with transference of body weight to the right foot .
In psychotherapy, the term "transference" is used to denote this relationship.
It was not in a state to accept calmly the idea of transference to Shepherd's Bush.
Suddenly, as if by a transference of thought, she voiced what he had in mind.
British Dictionary definitions for transference
Derived Formstransferential (ˌtrænsfəˈrɛnʃəl), adjective
the act or an instance of transferring or the state of being transferred
psychoanal the redirection of attitudes and emotions towards a substitute, such as towards the analyst during therapy
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Word Origin and History for transference
1680s; see transfer (v.) + -ence. In psychoanalytical sense it is recorded from 1911, translating German übertragung (Freud).
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In psychoanalysis, the process by which emotions associated with one person, such as a parent, unconsciously shift to another, especially to the analyst.
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